One Movie Star We Can be Proud of: Ashton Kutcher’s Anti Sex-Trafficking Organization Helped Identify 5,791 Children Trapped in Slavery in 2017

In 2009 Kutcher founded Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, which helps fight child sex abuse and human trafficking using software to bring sex traffickers to justice by providing law enforcement with information on suspected sex slavery networks and their victims. “With the help of Thorn’s tools, law enforcement and investigators have been able to identify 5,791 child sex trafficking victims and rescue 103 children from situations where their sexual abuse was recorded and distributed. We’re building tools to stand up the toughest environments and empowering the frontlines to stop abuse before it happens,” the organization revealed in its 2017 impact report.
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